Monthly Archives: September 2010

Mortar Board

Joanne Neugebauer ’11, president of the OWU Women’s Boosters chapter of the national Mortar Board honor society, displays the Silver Torch Award earned by the chapter for its 2009-2010 activities at the Mortar Board National Conference. Mortar Board recognizes college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service. (Photo courtesy of Mortar Board)

“What can you do with the collective brainpower of some of the strongest leaders on campus?” asks Joanne Neugebauer ’11, an Ohio Wesleyan University botany major from Euclid, Ohio.

Enhancing OWU’s Arboretum – Featured Photo

(Photo by Suzanne Samin ’13)

Ohio Wesleyan students and botany professor David Johnson recently installed new aluminum tree identification markers for OWU’s Jane Decker Arboretum. The markers were donated by Henry Decker, husband of botany professor Jane Decker, who taught at OWU for 20 years before her death in 1988. Faculty and students use the arboretum as a living laboratory to study trees and other woody plants. Learn more about the Jane Decker Arboretum.

A Colorful Collection

“Carillo Beach,” by Donaldo. (Image by Donald Voelker ’69)

“If Gauguin had resided in Costa Rica, how different would his art output look?”

It’s a question that Ohio Wesleyan University alumnus Donald Voelker ’69, often asks himself before putting paintbrush to canvas to create his bold, colorful depictions of Costa Rica and other Central and Latin American countries.

International Outreach

OWU students, including Nick Connelly ’11, collected food to benefit Pakistan during the week of September 20. Because the Battling Bishops collected more cans than the Fighting Scots, Wooster’s athletics director will have to wear red and black apparel when the schools’ basketball teams play. (Photo by Ryan Bolger ’11)

Ohio Wesleyan University beat the College of Wooster on September 25.

While OWU lost its first night football game on that date, the school won a second significant contest—a canned food drive competition to benefit Pakistan.

Katie Schlaudt

Katie Schlaudt. (Photo courtesy of DoSomething.org)

Alumna Katie Schlaudt’s Chadian Refugee Book Drive is featured as DoSomething.org’s ‘Project of the Day’ for September 26. Click here for more information. Click here to see more OWU in the News coverage.

‘Something for Everyone’ at the Career Fair

Representatives from 64 organizations and graduate/professional schools attended the Career Fair/Graduate and Professional School Expo on September 29 in OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Benes Rooms. (Photo by Pam Besel)

This year and for the first time, Ohio Wesleyan will be participating in “Up ’til Dawn,” a national letter-writing campaign to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event, which takes place on October 21 in the Benes Rooms on campus from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., was organized by students of Ohio Wesleyan who funded the entire program through sponsors, donations, and out-of-pocket contributions.

First Football Game Played ‘Under the Lights’ at Selby Field – Featured Video

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The ‘OWU Under the Lights’ event on September 25 featured the Battling Bishop football team against the Fighting Scots of The College of Wooster. Here are some highlights, which included David E. Griffiths ’51, turning on the ceremonial switch. Griffiths was the lead donor for the new energy-efficient lights. This event was also the first…

Art Smart

OWU fine arts students receive theory-to-practice experience in planning and implementing gallery exhibits in the Werner Student Art Gallery in Edgar Hall. (Photo courtesy of Tim Albon ’11)

Sculptures, pottery, paintings, and other works by 22 Ohio Wesleyan University fine arts students are on display through October 15 in the Werner Student Art Gallery in Edgar Hall.

A Healthy Undertaking

As part of the Healthy Bishop Initiative, the fitness center at Stuyvesant Hall is open for more hours each day. (Photo courtesy of OWU’s Office of Marketing and Communication)

A committee of Ohio Wesleyan University students, faculty, and staff have joined forces to form the Healthy Bishop Initiative—an ongoing program to study how campus resources and programs can be improved to encourage recreation, fitness, and healthy lifestyles among the OWU community.

Highlights from DZ’s Jell-O Week Events

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Delta Zeta Sorority’s slimy, fun events during Jell-O Week raised $3,000 for The Delaware Speech and Hearing Center. Highlights from two events are featured here. In the first, OWU Dean of Students Kimberlie Goldsberry volunteered to get “dunked.” At the last minute, OWU Vice President for Student Affairs Craig Ullom joined in the fun. The…

Serving the Community Together

The flood that devastated the Mid-South killed 19 people in the Nashville area on May 4, 2010. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Chi Phi Fraternity president Christopher “Kit” Faiella ’11, from Miami, Florida, says that a Greek-oriented Mission Team “only makes sense. Our organizations are philanthropy based and values based, and what better way to show that than through a [Spring Break] mission experience? There are still a lot of negative stereotypes about Greek life, and we hope this trip will help people understand what fraternities and sororities are really all about.”

Helping to Fight Childhood Cancer

(Image courtesy of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital)

This year and for the first time, Ohio Wesleyan will be participating in “Up ’til Dawn,” a national letter-writing campaign to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event, which takes place on October 21 in the Benes Rooms on campus from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., was organized by students of Ohio Wesleyan who funded the entire program through sponsors, donations, and out-of-pocket contributions.

‘Fatherly’ Advice

Jared Haas ’11 speaks with OWU alumnus Byron Pitts ’82 by videoconference as part of a senior seminar. Pitts, CBS News chief national correspondent and 60 Minutes contributing correspondent, answered student questions and shared thoughts on life after graduation. (Photo by Cole Hatcher)

When Ohio Wesleyan University senior Jared Haas began to share his post-graduation career plans with OWU alumnus Byron Pitts, the CBS News chief national correspondent and 60 Minutes contributing correspondent had a few helpful hints.

All We Need is You! – Featured Photo

(Photo by Sara Tincher)

Ohio Wesleyan University will hold its first-ever night game at Selby Field on Saturday when the Battling Bishops take on the Wooster Fighting Scots. Admission is free for everyone, and an iPad tablet computer will be given away at halftime. The fun kicks off with special programming at 6:40 p.m. See you at the game!